April’s fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko was just one of the high-profile sporting events that Essex-based Matchroom Sport stages, promotes and televises. Chairman Barry Hearn, 68, founded the company in 1982. Overseas sales, which reached £15.3m in 2016, have been driven by the popularity of darts and snooker in China, Germany and Holland.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank92
CompanyMatchroom Sport
ActivitySporting events promoter
LocationEssex
2-yr av intl sales growth pa44.64%
International sales £000s15,293
Total sales £000s70,493
Staff73
Founded1982
Websitewww.matchroomsport.com

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